150 Ratings
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Score 9 out of 100
58 Ratings
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Score 7.4 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Cloud PBX

    7.6

    Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)

    76%

    Polycom RealPresence Group Series

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager) ranks higher in 5/5 features

    Hosted PBX

    7.8
    78%
    18 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Multi-level Interactive Voice Response (IVR)

    6.8
    68%
    27 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    User templates

    8.5
    85%
    36 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Call reports

    6.4
    64%
    35 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Directory of employee names

    8.6
    86%
    36 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Call Management

    7.6

    Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)

    76%

    Polycom RealPresence Group Series

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager) ranks higher in 5/5 features

    Answering rules

    8.7
    87%
    39 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Call recording

    6.8
    68%
    26 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Call park

    8.6
    86%
    35 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Call screening

    6.4
    64%
    32 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Message alerts

    7.6
    76%
    36 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    VoIP system collaboration

    8.1

    Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)

    81%

    Polycom RealPresence Group Series

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager) ranks higher in 4/4 features

    Video conferencing

    8.3
    83%
    27 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Audio conferencing

    8.0
    80%
    37 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Video screen sharing

    8.2
    82%
    14 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Instant messaging

    8.0
    80%
    17 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Mobile apps

    7.9

    Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)

    79%

    Polycom RealPresence Group Series

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager) ranks higher in 2/2 features

    Mobile app for iOS

    7.9
    79%
    23 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Mobile app for Android

    7.8
    78%
    21 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager) is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Likelihood to Renew
    • Polycom RealPresence Group Series is rated higher in 2 areas: Usability, Support Rating

    Likelihood to Recommend

    8.7

    Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)

    87%
    42 Ratings
    8.5

    Polycom RealPresence Group Series

    85%
    27 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    10.0

    Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)

    100%
    1 Rating
    7.3

    Polycom RealPresence Group Series

    73%
    1 Rating

    Usability

    7.1

    Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)

    71%
    4 Ratings
    8.7

    Polycom RealPresence Group Series

    87%
    4 Ratings

    Support Rating

    8.3

    Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)

    83%
    27 Ratings
    8.7

    Polycom RealPresence Group Series

    87%
    6 Ratings

    Implementation Rating

    10.0

    Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)

    100%
    2 Ratings

    Polycom RealPresence Group Series

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)

    The Cisco Unified Communications Manager platform would be most suited for the below scenarios.1. An organization with very restricted policies and compliance where can't move to cloud-based solutions for data security. They can install the CUCM on-premises.2. An organization that is still on a legacy phone system could adopt CUCM to save costs and have better services.
    RAJESH VENGILOT | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Polycom RealPresence Group Series

    If you're always working in the Polycom ecosystem then the Group Series codecs are reliable and the quality of the camera and microphones are extremely good. However, the system relies heavily on either having onsite server technology and/or cloud based bridging capability. In addition, the peripherals like cameras and microphones are quite expensive. Maintenance and support costs also make the ongoing investment a costly one
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pros

    Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)

    • This solution is extremely stable and has been running in our environment for several years without (unscheduled) downtime.
    • The ability to have voicemails automatically sent as an email message is extremely helpful in helping us to keep in touch while away from the desk.
    • The Call Manager provides us very granular settings to route our calls as we want.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Polycom RealPresence Group Series

    • The audio and video quality can not be matched.
    • For the most part, they are rather simplistic in their use and just work. People don't usually have a hard time operating them
    • They are rather versatile in that we have been able to integrate them with other applications
    Curt Sminkey | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Cons

    Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)

    • Administration web page is little bit hard to understand at the beginning specially if you are not familiar with naming convention and GU Interfaces.
    • Call Detail Record interface is fine but would be desirable to include more options that fit organization needs in terms of reporting purposes.
    • Self Care Portal interface could be more useful to the end user if it includes options to manage some features without administrators involving.
    Leonardo Gonzalez | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Polycom RealPresence Group Series

    • The only issue that we have experienced with Polycom RealPresence Group Series is the speed dial functionality. When attempting to use the speed dial buttons, the system occasionally sends a call through the computer system, not the phone. While the computer call option is valuable, not everyone can answer calls that way and we have had to do a manual lookup of an extension and call back when that happens.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pricing Details

    Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)

    General

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services
    Entry-level set up fee?
    No

    Starting Price

    Polycom RealPresence Group Series

    General

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services
    Entry-level set up fee?
    No

    Starting Price

    Likelihood to Renew

    Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)

    Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager) 10.0
    Based on 1 answer
    We have been using this product for 20+ years and will continue too. This is a great product and new features are always coming out.
    Brian Munn | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Polycom RealPresence Group Series

    Polycom RealPresence Group Series 7.3
    Based on 1 answer
    We love the product and is totally integrated in our company.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Usability

    Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)

    Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager) 7.1
    Based on 4 answers
    Although it's very easy to use, once you understand the concepts of IP telephony, as I said before, I think Cisco could have improved the management interface of the platform, adding modern technologies and the design language of the other platforms like DNA Center, etc. This interface hasn't had a substantial improvement for about 10 years
    Eduardo Viero | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Polycom RealPresence Group Series

    Polycom RealPresence Group Series 8.7
    Based on 4 answers
    Polycom RealPresence group series is most ideal for corporate sectors for larger meeting rooms where the virtual interaction happens on a frequent basis. It supports most of the global meeting platforms via IP-based or SIP-based dial-in and simultaneously it's secure too. While designing meeting rooms with automation it works perfectly with third-party programmed interfaces
    Sonu Kumar | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Support Rating

    Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)

    Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager) 8.3
    Based on 27 answers
    CUCM is supported by most third-party vendors for related products, so it makes finding solutions to specific needs easy. Also Cisco TAC is very knowledgeable, and we have never run into a problem they have not been able to resolve. Usually they are resolved without the need to escalate tickers either.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Polycom RealPresence Group Series

    Polycom RealPresence Group Series 8.7
    Based on 6 answers
    The support and maintenance is only as good as your own helpdesk. First line is your own IT department and they need to be fully versed in using the systems and configuring them. Beyond this, Polycom's 2nd/3rd line support is good but by that time you will have wasted a long time insofar as your system will be down. The RMA process is good for maintenance support codecs but again, you're paying for this on an annual basis
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Implementation Rating

    Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)

    Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager) 10.0
    Based on 2 answers
    This was the first phone system we implemented that could span multiple locations. We were very satisfied once fully implemented
    Brian Munn | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Polycom RealPresence Group Series

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Alternatives Considered

    Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)

    We have been a Cisco based shop and have looked at other cloud voice options such as MS Teams pbx, and others, but ultimately, the features, endpoints, and reliability of Cisco has been the common factor in staying with them as our voice provider. Their integrations, room systems, and hybrid design allows for us to be flexible and keep a high up time vs reliance on 100% cloud.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Polycom RealPresence Group Series

    Polycom RealPresence Group Series stands head and shoulders above Microsoft Teams and Cisco Webex Meetings both for dependability and robust delivery of function. One established the meetings were very hard to break apart but easy to end when so desired. The installation of the devices, the training of technicians, and end-users were both intuitive and easy to manage, where the same interactions with Microsoft Teams and Cisco Webex In my opinion, and experience, were challenging to work through.
    Alfred Brock | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Return on Investment

    Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)

    • Communication and collaboration - Our offices are able to communicate both internally and externally due to this system.
    • Down time - Struggles with CUCM has caused a lot of down time due to the instability of the system.
    • High Costs - the cost of both the license and the maintenance was much higher than other systems.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Polycom RealPresence Group Series

    • Once pexip integrates Polycom/skype this will be a big win for us due to the RPTouch integrating the "one - touch join". This will increase adoption of video greatly.
    • Before the Group series with peripherals was implemented the cost of a video room was twice what it is today. Massive win.
    • Due to provisioning and automated firmware the IT involvement has been greatly reduced. No longer is there a need for manual changes to individual endpoints.
    Adam Bruneau | TrustRadius Reviewer

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